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UNIDEM CAMPUS - "Information, (Social) Media and the Civil Service"

02/05/2011 - 05/05/2011

Trieste, Italy - This seminar, the second of three in 2011, addresses "Information, (Social) Media and the Civil Service". The topics dealt with include issues relating to handling and exchanging information within the public administration, the public's right to know, transparency in public administration and the role of the media, the use of social media in the civil service as well as disclosure of information in the public interest.

The UniDem Campus, a programme for legal training of the civil servants of Eastern European countries was launched in 2000 by the Venice Commission with the financial support of the Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia government. Since then, it has been a great success: nearly 3000 civil servants have been trained.

This activity is intended for officials from national administrations of 16 Eastern European countries who are invited, following the seminar, to pass on the insights they have gained to their colleagues in their respective countries. The one-week seminars provide training on subjects such as democratisation and human rights, rule of law and law enforcement, institution building as well as European integration.

Thanks to the Joint Programme "Rule of Law Initiative in Central Asia" with the European Commission, this seminar is also open to civil servants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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